Monday, February 19, 2007

President's Day

A bedtime conversation I wish I hadn’t started:

Me: Sweet dreams, boys. You can sleep as late as you want tomorrow because there’s no preschool!
Twin A: No school? Why?
Me: Because it’s President’s Day.
Twin B: What’s President’s Day?
Me: It’s a holiday.
Twin A: You mean like Christmas?
Me: No. Not like Christmas. You won’t get any presents.
Twin A: What’s a president anyway?
Me: The president is the person who runs our country—America.
Twin B: Do we live in the State of America?
Me; It’s not a state it’s a country.
Twin A: Oh. So we live in Illinois and the President lives in America!
Twin B: Will the president get any presents?
Me: Let’s talk about this tomorrow. Goodnight boys.

Today’s breakfast conversation: (A favorite today—yummy french toast with strawberries and bananas.)

Twin A: So, what’s the deal today?
Me: Well, there’s no preschool because of President’s Day.
Twin A: That’s right. Now, what IS President’s Day anyway?
Me: Basically, there’s no school and no mail. I have no idea what we’re supposed to actually celebrate on President’s Day.
Twin B: No mail? Why don’t we get any mail?
Me: Because it’s a holiday and the postal workers have the day off.
Twin B: Oh. Because it’s President’s Day. But we don’t celebrate it because we live in Illinois, right?

I give up.


Craver VII said...

French toast with strawberries and bananas? That's my favorite President's Day breakfast!! I'm not sure if that would work outside of Illinois, though.

Anonymous said...

..WOW!! That's what you make your kids for breakfast????...I'm leaving mine home and heading to your house for breakfast next Presidents Day!!!!!

Llama Momma said...

My secret is out. I'm a breakfast person. I love to make (and eat) breakfast. I usually cook in quantities, though. Pancakes and french toast go in the freezer for a quick run through the toaster oven for days we're in a hurry. But, we're known to have omelettes, french toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, apple oatmeal...on just any old day. We do cereal too, of course. ;-)

And, yes, the noisy boys are learning how to cook it all. (Otherwise my future daughter-in-laws will hate me.) ;-)

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L.L. Barkat said...

sounds like a marvelous conversation! (are you raising future presidents? :)

A Musing Mom said...

We had a similar conversation about this time last year too. Only ours involved Mardi Gras. I was trying to explain Fat Tuesday, which led to an explanation of Ash Wednesday, which meant I had to explain Lent. After all that, my eldest simply asked, "why do all these days have names?". Ugh!

Along those lines (and in keeping with your yummy breakfast food) - I hear we're supposed to eat pancakes for dinner today. It's a Fat Tuesday tradition. I've never done that before, but I'm always looking for an excuse to eat breakfast food for dinner, and even better if it involves tradition.

What's the Llama family eating for dinner tonight?

L.L. Barkat said...

Amusing... soon, we will not have to ask Llama what she's eating for dinner. She'll have a month of meals posted, and we can all peek in! (no pressure, Llama :)

Llama Momma said...

I'm sorry to report, no exciting dinner plans tonight. It's jello and soda crackers at the llama house! (More details tomorrow...maybe...if people stop barfing...)

A Musing Mom said...

LM-Ugh! So sorry to hear that. Hope it all ends quickly (missed you on Sunday). I hope you're ducking it yourself!

Llama Momma said...

AMM - so far so good!!

LL - I may have to try the 30 day-plan. Though by the time I get myself organized with a winter plan, it'll be spring. Not that I'm complaining. I am so ready for spring. :-)